Christians: You’re Already Living Under Anti-Christ’s Reign

Christians: You’re Already Living Under Anti-Christ’s Reign March 5, 2020

 

So many Christians have bought into the “Left Behind” version of End Times prophecy that they don’t realize this doctrine is only as old as 1830, which is when John Nelson Darby invented “Dispensationalism” [the same year Joseph Smith invented Mormonism, by the way], and popularized this notion that all of those prophecies and promises made to Israel in the Old Testament are actually still unfulfilled – pushing everything out into the future somewhere “out there” so Christians are always looking for signs of fulfillment in current events.

This, as it turns out, is a great way to sell books and DVD box sets and End Times Prophecy Conference tickets. But, it’s all hype and hoopla.

Fact: All of the promises God made to the Nation of Israel were fulfilled long ago. The New Testament affirms this multiple times and in several ways.

The Olivet Discourse, spoken by Jesus in Matthew, Mark and Luke, was fulfilled in AD 70. So, that’s not about anything in our future. And the entire book of Revelation is also about how Jesus subverts the Empires of the World [specifically the Roman Empire in this case], and isn’t about anything specific that still needs to happen before Jesus can return to Earth.

However, if you’re someone who does take all of that Dispensational End Times teaching seriously, and if you’re living in anticipation of a coming Anti-Christ who will defy the teachings of Christ and establish themselves as a rival to Jesus and His Kingdom, you’re already experiencing this right now. Today. As we speak.

Seriously. Just look at what Jesus taught: Love for enemies, nonviolence, care for the outcast, compassion for the immigrant, mercy for the sick, radical inclusion into God’s Kingdom and the Church family, the message and ministry of reconciliation, the dissolution of tribalism and nationalism and racism, the declaration of value and worth for every human being made in the image of God, and the assurance that God’s love, mercy and forgiveness is for you, and me, and everyone…what you’ll notice is that you’re currently living in a nation where all of these things are absolutely denied.

The teachings of Jesus are daily defied by every politician and sitting president we’ve ever had. There are no laws based on the teachings of Jesus. No policies derived from the Sermon on the Mount. No appeals to abandon war, or nationalism. No concerns for the oppression of the weak, the poor, or the immigrant.

Talk? Maybe. But action? Hardly.

Not only that, please note that every nation on earth stands entirely opposed to the enemy-love command of Jesus. Please also note that America is not only NOT a “Christian Nation”, it has actively opposed the teachings of Jesus from the very beginning. At no time in history has America ever – not once – put the teachings of Jesus into practice. Instead, our history is sprinkled with bloodshed, oppression, exploitation, war, violence, slavery, patriarchy, genocide, greed, and cruelty.

But beyond all of this, the fact remains that America is already as evil and as “Anti-Christ” as the imagined End Times ruler of Dispensationalism could possibly be.

For example, here’s just a few of the ways you can tell if you’re currently living under the rule and reign of an Anti-Christian Empire:

If your Government is spying on your phone callsemail, and text communications.

If your nation currently imprisons more of its citizens than any other nation on the face of the planet.

If your local police are carrying automatic weapons, driving armored military vehicles and indiscriminately killing innocent, unarmed people on a daily basis.

If your Government is one of the largest military forces on the planet.

If your Government spends more on the military than the other 8 largest nations on earth – combined.

If more people in your nation are currently on anti-depressant medications than any other nation on earth.

If more than 50 percent of the children in your nation are living below the poverty line.

If large corporations have more power over the laws, the policies, the courts, and the politicians than you – a tax paying, registered voter.

If your Government executes its own citizens without a trial or even formal criminal charges.

If your Government imprisons journalists who attempt to expose their war crimes.

If your Government has been at war for 214 years out of the last 235.

If your Government hires, or threatens journalists in order to have them write false news stories, and even film fake execution videos that advance their propaganda.

If your daily news shows are filled with a combination of trivial entertainment and stories about why you should remain fearful of a variety of dangers all around you.

Chances are, if you start to think about it, you’ll realize that the nation you’re currently living in right now is already oppressing you, lying to you, exploiting you, manipulating you, and not representing your interests at all.

So, in what ways would the future rule of the Anti-Christ be any different than this?

Answer: It wouldn’t.

This is exactly why it’s so imperative for Christians in America to untangle themselves from politics. This system is anti-Christ. It has nothing to do with the teachings of Jesus. It already reeks of compromise. There is no life in this Empire built on death, and fear, and bloodshed and violence and greed.

Rest assured, it will fall, just like every other Empire before it, and every Empire that comes after.

Christ’s Kingdom is advancing. His people will prevail. Those who live by the sword of the Empire will die by it, too. But those who follow the Prince of Peace will enjoy life forever in His presence, starting now.

Wake up. There is only one King, and his name is Jesus. He has another plan to change the world from the inside-out. It starts by transforming us into people who love and live and serve and forgive like Jesus does. Then it spreads, one person at a time, until every heart is made new, and every mind is restored.

“Come out of Her, my people!” the Lord cries out. Leave the allure of Empire. Abandon the pursuit of political power. We cannot vote our way to paradise. We cannot legislate our way to life.

Jesus has another path for us to walk. Let’s take that first step, out of the shadow of the rule of Anti-Christ, and into the truth and light we can only find in Jesus.

We already have all the power we need in Christ and in his Gospel to transform this world from the inside out. His love is the most powerful weapon ever conceived. It never fails. It never ends. It never stops.

We just need to start using it.

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Keith Giles was formerly a licensed and ordained minister who walked away from organized church 11 years ago, to start a home fellowship that gave away 100% of the offering to the poor in the community. Today, He and his wife have returned to El Paso, TX after 25 years, as part of their next adventure. They hope to start a new house church very soon.

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  • daroncrass

    That was awesome. Thank you for writing it.

  • james warren

    I disagree.

    Here on earth, God’s work must truly be our own.
    It is the consequences of our own behavior that is responsible for the harvest of pain we are now living through.

    Worshiping Christ demands nothing of us.
    It is only by following Jesus that we can develop a set of ethics to live with honesty and integrity in the last days of humankind.

    We are charged to helping Jesus of Nazareth to establish the kingdom of God ON EARTH [as it is in Heaven].

    Without God, we cannot.
    Without us, God will not.

  • Nixon is Lord

    Are all these pop ups and adds for “Divinity” schools (do you get a degree qualifying you to be a divinity?) do the Lord’s work? You’d think that more people would want to be clergy…oh wait…

  • Nixon is Lord

    Does this mean you’re going to call for all churches, especially “progressive” ones, to renounce their tax benefits and housing allowances?

  • mia

    I think you are saying the same thing Keith is, actually.

  • mia

    Yes!!! Will share this far and wide

  • Bob Peacock

    This message needs to be shared. It is what follower’s of Jesus Christ (real follower’s,not hypocrites, but people like me with all my faults, but love Jesus.)
    We have seen Governments from all Countries destroy their people’s, lands, morals, ethics all of the good stuff on a daily basis. Then we see the so-called Super Power USA with the Orange Man, who personifies all that is evil. So the Anti-Christ lives on and will until the day Jesus returns. But, in the meantime, we can do all we can to be the opposite by loving our enemies, loving all people from everywhere and regardless of gender, sexual orientation, and all the other things that we pronounce as not as good as us. Ha., we have a long way to go., but I believe we can make it. A Canadian who watches these things closely and will catch out our Governments every time. No., we cannot vote in Goodness all the time, but we can sure try. So Vote out the evil in all sectors and bring in the new who will respect., love., cherish; all that is good in humankind.

  • BertB

    HAHA! Good question. Do not expect any responses.

  • Robert Limb

    An inspector from the inland revenue told my father some 60 odd years ago that he did not understand why ministers of religion should get a tax break. My father’s reply was: I happen to agree with you in principle. But for the moment, your job is to apply the law as it stands, and not deny to me what is the legal right of others. However, I think one can draw the opposite inference from the facts detailed in the argument, and get more involved in politics – not with the right wing but with anyone – ecologists, for instance – who will stand up for a new way.

  • Amy

    I like a lot of Keith’s posts. But this is one where I would disagree with him on some things.

    I know the point he is trying to make is that the system we thought was great was anything but, and that America isn’t a “Christian nation.” To that I can agree. But I can’t agree with how he illustrated his point. For instance, while it is true American history has been characterized by cruelty, it’s a bit of an exaggeration to say it is the ONLY thing of American history. We have the inhumane history of the Jim Crow laws, but alongside that we also have the Civil Rights era as a beacon of what happens when concerned citizens practice civil disobedience and fit for what is right.

    Likewise, I was a bit puzzled by some of the examples Keith presented to demonstrate the dark period in American history we currently live in. Some of them were lifted out of context. Like the one about antidepressants. If it is true that Americans use antidepressants to a higher degree than any other country, I would actually see that as a good thing. Maybe the reason why other countries don’t take antidepressants is because there is a higher stigma against them? Maybe we just have higher rates of people who openly express that they have depression and get the necessary treatment for it? Antidepressants can save lives.

    I’m guessing Keith is experiencing a strong case of guilt by association and it is certainly an embarrassing time to be an American. I can often feel pessimistic myself, but I also try to do what I can as one person and not become paralyzed by fear.

  • Eeyore

    I agree with almost all of what Keith writes here, and I will state outright that churches *should not* get tax breaks, no matter what their beliefs.

  • bill wald

    Agree with comments on Darby. Personal opinion is that “Money” is the civil god of this world. Knowing that, I’m not concerned. I Trust God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and have a Guarding Angel that takes care of me.

  • bill wald

    Agree! Mostly because our Constitution does not define “church” or “religion.” Anyone with “followers” can claim to be a church.

  • bill wald

    Personal Opinion: All things considered,The United States of America is still the greatest nation in the world for working class people and the most “Christian” nation in the world. God Bless the USA!

  • Amy

    A lot of people have a problem with this, but what is left out of the conversation is that any organization registered as a non-profit, a 501(c)3, is tax-exempt. As far as I can tell, religious purposes is considered a distinct charitable “cause” among possible reasons to be tax-exempt, but even if this was lifted from the tax code, it’s easy for a religious organization to register as a 501(c)3. The difference today is mainly that religious organizations are defined broadly and vaguely and there’s very little oversight from the IRS regarding them. Though anybody who knows taxation/accounting better than me could chime in.

  • RollieB

    The U.S. has a long way to go before it becomes the country it thinks it is.

  • God does have a Plan and it will be fulfilled. Part of that Plan is the return of Christ as Ruler of this world replacing Satan who currently occupies that position. As bad as many things are they can and will get much worse. We know Israel will still be here but will the United States?

  • Judgeforyourself37

    Bill, we are not now, nor were we ever a Christian Nation! We are a very diverse nation, with our populace worshipping or not worshipping as they choose. Some are Unitarians, some are Roman Catholic, some are Eastern Orthodox, some are Muslim, some are Hindu, some are Jewish, some are Right Wing Evangelicals, some are Atheists, that is why some left England as England had a national religion, are there was no choice in the matter.

  • Marc Wagner

    No government, anywhere, practices Jesus’ teachings. The best an institution can hope for is to be fair and just. And since all actions have unintended consequences, institutions never quite reach the goal.

    Jesus spoke of love and mercy and, above all, redemption. Humans claim all sorts of things but we don’t really believe in mercy, forgiveness, or redemption, and we only extend our love to those who look like us, act like us, and think like us.

    Our government doesn’t betray us, we betray ourselves and our fellow humans.

  • Marc Wagner

    Ironically, even mentioning the prohibition of laws pertaining to church and state make this necessary.

  • Herm

    Good News (Gospel), Christ, the living Messiah, is already here with all authority on physical earth and in spirit heaven. You just do not see, to know him, to accept him as your only one Instructor. I can’t blame you, Annas and Caiaphas (brothers), Jewish high authorities, had Christ right in front of them and did not see him, to know him, to accept him as their only one Instructor, either. There are children of Man and God just like Jesus was on earth, nearly two millennium ago, that you demean, lord over them in your ignorance, spit on, slap and crucify who you do not recognize as daughters and sons of God.

    Apparently, bad news for you, Jesus isn’t setting up the kingdom of God on earth. All that is physical will remain in a state of flux where all life is dependent upon procreation that their kind might survive. Nothing carnal can sustain any one, or all, of its living members’ awareness and influence forever. Why would any of God want to struggle through a physically bounded temporal existence when an eternal spiritual existence is already theirs? Eternal life is being offered to any born of water on earth, made in the image of God (who is spirit), seeking to honestly see, to know, to accept, to be born anew with and in the Spirit of truth forever, beloved siblings of Jesus, the Christ.

    Get off by yourself and ask God directly if this is so, what is their plan, without my or any other on earth’s direction! If God will not, or cannot answer you, directly you then all you believe or trust of God is mute.

  • Jesus ascended to Heaven 2000 years ago where He is now until he returns to Rule. Until then and even now Satan is still ruling the earth.
    After that, The Kingdom of God will be on earth:
    Revelation 21:1-3 (NIV)
    A New Heaven and a New Earth
    21 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”[a] for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.

    God answer prayers not phone calls.

  • Herm

    Matthew 28:18 (NIV2011)

    Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

    Daniel 7:13-14 (NIV2011)

    “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.

    Read John 17

    1 John 4:4-6 (NIV2011)

    You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood.

    John 14:18-21 (NIV2011)

    I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”

    You are being hoaxed, and hoaxing others, as a member of a physical religious organization world renowned for many crusades, atrocities, turning away the needy at their door while demanding allegiance of others before loving others as themselves.

    Now, about the letter to the seven churches, all has happened and is happening today, including the sword wielded from Jesus’ mouth, the word of God boldly spoke by all filled (baptized) by the Spirit of truth.

    Why would God build a New Jerusalem that was 1,400 miles in length, and as wide and high as it is long, with walls 200 feet thick, when God, right now, can occupy all space right now. Why the walls at all? … to protect from what?

    Revelation 21:22 (NIV2011)

    I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.

    John 2:18-19 (NIV2011)

    The Jews then responded to him, “What sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?”
    Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.”

    Who is your god that you worship him from afar in a physical temple that you must attend periodically? The God I know, Christ’s God, is worshiped every moment within me and I in them. God knows my heart, soul, mind as I, as I can bear, know theirs’ in continual, without pause, prayer.

  • cr johnson

    You are right, there is a plan instituted by the God of the Bible, its blueprint is found in Romans 8:28: be conformed to the likeness of Jesus. Pretty simple, pattern life after the models of Jesus:love God, love yourself, love one another, love your neighbor and love your enemies. That’s life to the full!

  • YES!!

  • Christian

    Ironic that Atheists have the moral and intellectual high ground this century

    I am not a good or smart person yet I can say I am better than most religious people, especially Americans

  • Leighton Cooper

    Radical Inclusion is a way of saying He embodies the wrong kinds of people with incredible talent and Gifts. (Elton John, Alan Turing(father of Computer Science , He built the Enigma machine that could decipher the Nazi messages. But he was gay which was not at all acceptible at the times and committed suicide for it years later. ?Where was his mercy.” Freddy Mercury, Tim Cook, Barry Manilow. All of these people are radically included in the blessings of God. I Am NOT but I have ideas of what needs to come together even though I can’t perform it. So I don’t really believe in God and it’s not a relevant subject for me. I was just raised in it. But religion isn’t my cup of tea, and I am not drinking it. As far as the Antichrist I would call Christianity the Anti-Christ religion and did remove my participation in it.

  • Not a bad idea.

  • Frank Holzhauser

    being that Ive read some of your prior articles, it is apparent that not only are you an Universalist, but also have a Preterist view of Revelation, and likely an A-Millennialist, I look at the Bible and Revelation from a linear perspective, as both a Historist and Futurist book, when in your opinion was the “mark of the beast” issued, when was man given access back to the Tree of life, when was Satan and his angels thrown in the lake of fire, did all of these happen under Nero, or during the 7 Churches of Asia-Minor, when exactly has Satan been in lock-down for 1000yrs, and if you believe we are in the Kingdom-Age, just when did Christ return as “the lightning from the East to the West, just how will you use your cleanest rag you can find, to wipe Christ a clean enough spot in this cesspool we live in, to rule on the earthly Throne of David, but wait, Revelation talk about that Throne being in the “New Jerusalem” in Heaven, wow, it appears that you are skimming over a lot of action that seems to be future events, but thats okay, Calvin never paid much attention to the Book either, you know the one that pronounces a “blessing” on those that read it, and everyone who has “ears” wont hear it, but glad you got it all wrapped with a tidy little bow !!

  • Excellent response. Christ is coming back and all those prophecies will be fulfilled just as written.

  • LINCOLNLOVER

    This article is one about social justice and is completely ignorant of the real meaning and purpose of Christianity, of Jesus Christ. Christianity is the faith in Jesus Christ as the sacrifice for the sins of mankind, who saves His from their sins and gives them life eternal with God and Jesus. It is the faith in Jesus to change the heart and cleanse the soul, all done by the power of the Holy Spirit, given to the believer at the time of regeneration/being born again. Man can do nothing but all things are possible for God. This article does not know the Christian truth as written in scripture. So sad.

  • LINCOLNLOVER

    He is most certainly not a Christian at this point, given he does not know the truth of scripture. Jesus is the way the truth and the life…no one comes to the Father except through Him. He is a works and social justice person.

  • LINCOLNLOVER

    No one is good….only God! Jesus came to save man from his sins.

  • Eeyore

    And when Jesus said to sell all we have and give to the poor, was He just being a works and social justice person?

  • LINCOLNLOVER

    And…do not forsake the fellowship of the saints.

  • LINCOLNLOVER

    Don’t let the liars tell the history. We started as a Christian nation when the Puritans settled here. We still have their writings and they are some of the best of Christianity. Of course we wandered far from that but the foundations have always been Christian anyway. I pray we will repent and return to the scriptures and the God who created heaven and earth…..and not the false gods of modern christians….like this author speaks of. We were Christian nation and no Roman Catholic was allowed to be in this country.

  • LINCOLNLOVER

    Which has nothing to do with real Christianity. God is sovereign and man can do nothing….all things are possible for God. Jesus saves. Man is a sinner in need of the Savior. He is dead in his transgressions. He must be given new life in the new birth by Jesus. Dead people can do nothing and mankind is totally dead unless Jesus regenerates them.

  • LINCOLNLOVER

    He was showing the rich young man that he loved his possessions more than God, they were an idol he worshipped and he could not follow Jesus unless he could give up his worship of his riches. We must die to ourselves and live in Christ…he is the vine, we are the branches.

  • Eeyore

    And are we, American Christians, not in the same predicament?

  • LINCOLNLOVER

    Of course. But we can repent and obey all that Jesus commanded. Phil. 2:13 For it is God who works in us to will and to do of His good pleasure. The gospel truth has been severely corrupted though so people don’t even recognize they need to repent and confess their sins and believe in ChrIST jESUS.

  • Herm

    1 John 1:3

    Thanks!

  • Riverjao

    Well, the Eschatology was mostly good. But the rest of it just sounded like progressive anti-Trump stupidity.

  • Herm

    So you glean your truth from the study of death, judgment, and the final destiny of the soul and of humankind. You clearly are not a student of he who can guide you into all truth forever.

  • Herm

    If that is the “real meaning and purpose of Christianity” why must I carry my own cross to be a student of the Messiah, and no other?

  • Herm

    Is Jesus, the Christ, a study of yours or a relationship; he in you and you in he?

  • Herm

    Just how big is mankind and their earth, relative to God (who is spirit) and the kingdom of heaven. If Jesus has all authority in heaven and on earth now, as it is written in the Gospels, why would he physically come back “to rule on the earthly Throne of David”?

  • Herm

    Are the children of God, on earth today, born of the Spirit, good?

  • Riverjao

    Huh?

  • Herm

    Which part don’t you understand?

  • Herm

    We started as a Christian nation when the Puritans settled here.

    Oh, how Christ like truth beginning with, in everything do to others as you would have others do to you, is lost to religious allegiance. How quickly we totally ignore who settled the United States of America first of mankind! Christ’s “others” included all of mankind, of which he is the only begotten Son of God, as it is written.

    Please, begin to understand that God, as far as we extremely minute human beings can comprehend, has no beginning nor end. Mankind is an animal species that began somewhere around 25 million years ago. The Pilgrims landed on the USA shores in 1620 and the Puritans in 1630. We are fairly certain that mankind was settling in Alaska and Canada 24,000 years ago. No where, in the Gospels, does Jesus, the Christ, make any of mankind, gifted as a whole the image of God, loved less than any other. No where are any religious order highlighted as certain to enter into the kingdom. All of mankind who are born again in the Spirit, filled to being fully whelmed (baptized) with the Spirit of truth, can enter the kingdom of heaven beginning then, now and until infinitely beyond the earth is no more. The determination of eternal spirit life, or eternal spirit death, is solely according to whom we each give all our allegiance (all love) to as taught children; of blood ancestry, of national origin/citizenship, of corporate secular/religious membership, of any associations of mankind (whose physical members are all carnal because each will die), or of God (whose spirit members know no end nor must procreate that God may survive).

    LINCOLNLOVER, I am not picking on you, truly I love your enthusiasm in allegiance, your love. With what I have just shared, taught to me by the only Teacher on earth who knows all truth as each of us can bear to accept it, reference Luke 10:27, Deuteronomy 6:5 and Matthew 22:37 focusing on whom and with what we must focus all our love (our allegiance) to live as children of God.

    No child born of God, on earth today, owes their allegiance (love) to anyone or anything of mankind. Fortunately for all of us born of Man, gifted the image of God (which is spirit), the love (unmerited allegiance to) for mankind by God, particularly led by our Father’s will, insists that all of God’s children must carry their own cross on earth. Without that grace I would have had no Way to have accepted the Spirit of truth as my guide today. It is he, not Christianity, to whom I point all to for available eternal truth today.

  • Frank Holzhauser

    Christ is a relationship for me not a religion, a process not a product, I live because He lives…

  • Frank Holzhauser

    thank you brother !

  • Yes why indeed. Why come back to this cesspool and set it straight. I’m sure it is pleasing to Jesus and God to observe what happens on earth daily.
    The answer to that question will set you free.

  • RollieB

    The amount of anthropomorphization of God in the comments is puzzling to me.

  • Herm

    Thanks Frank, that’s a start. I will leave you to your process. Mine took 50 years, before I understood John 14:19 from inside rather than from outside. I wish you well on your journey!

  • Herm

    Jesus said that the world, this world, will not see him anymore. He is here now in all other children of God, born of the Spirit, and they in him.

  • Genesis 6:11-13
    (11) The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. (12) So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth. (13) And God said to Noah, ‘The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

    He did. He came and sacrificed His life for our sins. He said He will return. He did not say the world will not see him anymore forever; and you know that. I believe Him why don’t you?

  • Herm

    I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”
    John 14:18-21 (NIV2011)

    I know Him. I see Him. He is in me and I am in Him. I know why you do not believe me, but why don’t you believe Him, as written in the book you claim to be the word of God?

  • Before long, the world will not see me anymore but then it will.
    Matt. 24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

  • Herm

    Matthew 24:32-35 (NIV2011)
    “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near.
    Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door. Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

    Where, exactly, is it written, “but then it will”? You need a guide to lead you into all truth forever, as you can bear.

  • It was written in my comment right above the scripture pointing that out.

  • Herm

    Bob, which do you mean, where all flesh, other than what was Noah’s and aboard the Ark, was destroyed in the “flood”, that is proven did not occur earthwide to all of mankind in the last 25 million years…
    or
    where the Son of Man never gets closer than the clouds to earth?

    Children of God know Jesus, now, in them and them in him, on earth and in heaven, the fullness of his authority.

    Both physical science and spirit God are real for discerning seekers of truth. One has had longer to establish a lot more truth than can be contained in all our libraries. Both are available to you if you are sincere.